Monthly Archives: August 2015

Story Writing Exercises 687: Monday 31st August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

687 vampire 589137Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: release, new, out, facing, people
  2. Random: grabbed off the street
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character likes the look of a colleague

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Story Writing Exercises 686: Friday 28th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

686 twins 912423Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fine, unenthusiastic, bookshop, buy, cover
  2. Random: picking up something hot
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: second

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Story Writing Exercises 685: Thursday 27th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

685 tunnel 896331Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: become, there, friend, unwell, worth
  2. Random: spotting someone at a party
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: agency worker (character 1), factory boss (ch.2), chicken (object), office (location), overly happy (trait), something’s not right (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 684: Wednesday 26th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

684 thank you 909739Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: yours, theirs, everyone’s, area, working
  2. Random: protecting those you love
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Reaching the bottleneck…

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Story Writing Exercises 683: Tuesday 25th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you love these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

683 titanic 889867Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: robbery, yourself, smithy, workshop, mop
  2. Random: a foster carer
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Fleece Jacket and Woolly Hat

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Story Writing Exercises 682: Monday 24th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you love these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

682 tense past colosseo 940964Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: impractical, shown, forward, time, English
  2. Random: the following three things
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is reading a terrible historical book

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Short Story Writing Exercises 681: Friday 21st August

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Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

681 tense present 911263Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: couldn’t, wouldn’t, shouldn’t, polish, hard
  2. Random: admires the completion of a project
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: ship

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Story Writing Exercises 680: Thursday 20th August

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Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

680 tense future robots 645902Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: new, task, joint, nuts, nice
  2. Random: a bad joke
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: a bitter man (character 1), a compassionate woman (ch.2), noticeboard (object), park bench (location), sad (trait), feeling lonely (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 679: Wednesday 19th August

*** If you love these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers! ***

Here are your four story exercises for today.

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

679 number 4 909883Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stage, take, plan, who, present
  2. Random: researching a new topic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Joining the team…

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Story Writing Exercises 678: Tuesday 18th August

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Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

678 TELEGRAPH POLES 953136Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: going, silence, pause, prepare, soon
  2. Random: shopping for ingredients
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Clean Laundry

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Story Writing Exercises 677: Monday 17th August

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Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

677 study 969282Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: learning, keep, rank, never, hates
  2. Random: everything but nothing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is ashamed of a small facial defect

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Story Writing Exercises 676: Friday 14th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

676 suitcases 851773Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: relationship, forget, triangle, between, examine
  2. Random: struggling to make money
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: soon

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Story Writing Exercises 675: Thursday 13th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

675 spy 685423Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stable, same, diversify, really, every
  2. Random: setting up a new website
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: waiter (character 1), hotel manager (ch.2), Russian dictionary (object), lobby (location), argumentative (trait), struggling to understand (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 674: Wednesday 12th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

674 table 873988Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: present, guide, line, letter, three
  2. Random: finding something
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Engaging his past…

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Story Writing Exercises 673: Tuesday 11th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

673 radio 4621Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: accept, point, view, biscuit, thousand
  2. Random: combine today’s prompts
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Less Than One Percent

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Story Writing Exercises 672: Monday 10th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

672 release 933222Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: correct, approach, finished, drawer, thirty
  2. Random: reading a friend’s novel
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character has to tell a lie

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Story Writing Exercises 671: Friday 7th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

671 sofa 943441Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: penguin, random, understand, responsibility, know
  2. Random: approaching a peer figure
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: world

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Story Writing Exercises 670: Thursday 6th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

670 SHORT STAY 948408Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: basically, next, cup, teddy, title
  2. Random: a damp squib
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: bookseller (character 1), cleaner (ch.2), book (object), bookshop (location), lying (trait), damaged book (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 669: Wednesday 5th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

669 number 3 909883Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: biggest, sold, thing, history, selling
  2. Random: seventeen years
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: What’s hot…

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Story Writing Exercises 668: Tuesday 4th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

668 smug cat 648576Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: central, still, date, setting, imperative
  2. Random: going to a police station
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Good Gentleman

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Story Writing Exercises 667: Monday 3rd August

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

667 snails 164763Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: research, recently, adapt, engaged, force
  2. Random: telling a grey lie
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is leaving his / her job

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